Players learn to shoot a power layup, which can be used when there is going to be contact or when a player is moving fast and needs to gain control before shooting.

Drill Setup

  • Players form two lines, one on each wing.

How it Works

  1. Player on right dribbles in to the basket.
  2. Player executes a two-footed quick stop, goes up strong with both hands and shoots the layup off the glass.
  3. Player on left now goes and does the same thing.
  4. Action alternates from side to side.
  5. After shooting, player gets his own rebound and goes to the back of the opposite line.

Coaching Tips

  • On the quick stop, gather the ball, hop and land with knees bent and balanced on two feet
  • Players can use their strong hand on both sides of the rim because this move is more like a short jump shot than a layup.
  • On the quick stop, the players toes should be pointed toward the baseline.
  • You can also incorporate a pump fake into this drill